Historical Events For July - 23
Monday, 19 February 2018
1959 VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR on July - 23.
1960 On this day in history 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1961 On July - 23 betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1961 Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75 on this day in history.
1964 On July - 23 egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
1964 Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1965 Beatles "Help" is released in the UK on this day in history.
1966 On July - 23 cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
1966 On July - 23 napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
1966 Donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history 43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
1967 On this day in history pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
1967 Race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit on this day in history.
1968 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt on July - 23.
1968 PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane on this day in history.
1968 On July - 23 race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed
1968 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history deli Floyd, writer, dies
1971 Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 on July - 23.
1972 On this day in history eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France
1972 The first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched on this day in history.
1973 Ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die on July - 23.
1973 Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82 on July - 23.
1974 Greek military dictatorship collapses on this day in history.
1974 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90 on this day in history.
1976 Wings release "Let 'em In" on July - 23.
1976 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64 on this day in history.
1977 On July - 23 washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges
1977 René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas
1979 E Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
1980 Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya on this day in history.
1980 On July - 23 river of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter